Distinguished Professor Jim Kurose was elected to a three-year term on the Computing Research Association (CRA) Board of Directors. The board is elected by CRA’s member organizations. Kurose’s term on the CRA board will begin on July 1.
“This election by peers is a strong acknowledgment of his leadership skills and the high regard that the field has for Jim and his many accomplishments,” says Professor Andrew Barto, Department Chair.
Kurose’s research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM. Other honors include the IEEE Computer Society’s Taylor Booth Education Medal, and IEEE Communication Society Publications Exemplary Service Award.
Kurose was Founding Editor-in-Chief, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and twice served on the IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors. He has been program co-chair of a number of conferences and workshops, including IEEE Infocom, ACM Sigcomm, ACM Sigcomm Education Workshop, ACM Sigmetrics, and ACM IMC. Kurose also has chaired NSF workshops such as Network Research Testbeds and Integrated Computing and Education and Research, and co-chaired a CPATH New England Town Hall Meeting. He currently serves on the ACM Education Council. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University.
In addition to Kurose, UMass Amherst CS Professor Lori Clarke also holds leadership roles within the CRA. She has one year remaining as vice chair of the CRA, serving the position within both the Executive Office and Board of Directors, and co-chair of CRA’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W).
The CRA is a group of more than 200 North American organizations active in computing research: academic departments of computer science and computer engineering; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia; and affiliated professional societies (AAAI, ACM, CACS/AIC, IEEE Computer Society, SIAM, USENIX). CRA works with these organizations to represent the computing research community and to effect change that benefits both computing research and society at large.